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Wanting to have sex

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I’m 11 and I want sex it it OK to have sex


Hi there, welcome to Ask Alex,
You are telling us that you are 11 years old, you want to have sex and you’re asking if this is ok.
Thank you for reaching out with such an important question. It’s totally ok to be curious about things, especially as you grow up. It’s important to know that having sex is something that’s for adults, like parents or guardians, because it’s a big decision. It’s not something for kids your age, like 11. Your health and safety are really important, and it’s best to wait until you’re older and know more about it.
For kids like you, what’s important is being happy with yourself and feeling good about who you are. It’s ok to have questions about things, like having sex, and there are places you can go to get more information, like the website called This article from the Childline website may also be helpful with information regarding having sex
Also, remember that if you ever have any other questions or need to talk to someone, Childline is here for you. We have a team of people who are ready to help you 24/7. You can phone us for free at 1800 66 66 66 or chat with us online at (just click on the Live Chat button). You’re not alone, and there are people who care about you and want to help give you the correct information that you deserve to have.
We look forward to hearing from you again. Look after yourself,

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